Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s Budget and Economic Outlook for 2014 through 2024.


“Today’s announcement from the Congressional Budget Office offers encouraging evidence that our near-term fiscal outlook continues to improve, although there is much more we need to do to tackle our long-term budget challenges. I am committed to finding fair and responsible ways to bring down our long-term debt, while also addressing our country’s increasing deficits in job-creating priorities like education, research, and infrastructure, which will only become more costly as they grow. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with my colleagues on these and many other challenges in the weeks and months ahead.”